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Windows XP Malicious Folder Automatic Code Execution Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2004-01-26    Views:  54,448

Secunia Advisory SA10708

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Privilege escalation, System access

Solution Status:

Unpatched

CVE Reference(s):

No CVE references.

Description


http-equiv has reported a vulnerability in Windows XP, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system or gain escalated privileges.

It is possible to construct a malicious folder containing both script code and an executable file. This can be exploited to make Windows Explorer execute code automatically on a user's system if the user is tricked into opening the folder.

A PoC (Proof of Concept) exploit is available.


Solution:
There's no proper solution available at the moment.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
http-equiv, malware.com.

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

Do you have additional information related to this advisory?

Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this information to vuln@secunia.com

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